Tsai hopes for democracy in China on eve of Tiananmen anniversary

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/06/03
By: Ku Chuan and Evelyn Kao 

Taipei, June 3 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Monday that since China’s Tiananmen Square massacre and Taiwan’s Formosa Incident, Taiwan has been firmly treading the path of democracy and freedom, and she hoped China would also choose the same path.

Tsai made the remarks during a meeting with a delegation of overseas democracy activists who are visiting Taiwan to gain an understanding of the country’s democracy and human rights development.

Tuesday will be the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, commonly known as the June Fourth Incident, while this year marks the 40th anniversary of the Formosa Incident, Tsai noted, saying that the two incidents are of crucial historic significance.

After the two incidents, the direction and pace of development in Taiwan and China diverged, with the former firmly taking the path of democracy and freedom.

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